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How to Decorate and Furnish Your Apartment on a Budget: From Budgeting to Shopping, Your Idea Source for Transforming Your Apartment Into a Beautiful

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Creative, Stylish, and INEXPENSIVE Solutions for Creating a HOME

Why spend every dollar you have on decorating? With a little help and creativity, you can turn your apartment into home sweet home without breaking the bank—and you don't have to give up comfort, individual expression, or warmth.

Regardless of you background, budget, gender, or personal tastes, decorating writer Lourdes Dumke will take you on a style-wise yet budget-sensitive tour of your home-to-be and help create your personal palace. Combined with a sprinkle of imagination and a dose of creativity, this helpful guide to making the perfect living space is exactly what you need. You will discover:

·Decorating and furnishing hints for every room

·Unique yet simple ways to unleash creativity

·Practical ideas for the best places to shop on a budget

·Commonsense suggestions for decorating and furnishing with already-owned items

·And much, much more!

The tips and tricks in this book will save you a bundle and turn your apartment into a decorated delight. You're sure to hear "WOW!" again and again from your impressed visitors—as well as from yourself!

Synopsis:

The perfect guide for creating a beautiful apartment on a limited budget, this guide gives readers a step-by-step helping hand to transforming an ordinary apartment into a great living space. Includes a list of the best places to shop. Illustrations.

About the Author

Lourdes Dumke is a lifestyle correspondent and budget-decorating contributing editor for Suite101.com She decorated her home on a budget near Atlanta, where she lives with her husband and two children.

Table of Contents

Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Chapter 1: Getting Started

Determining Your Decorating Goals

A New Beginning

What a Difference a Goal Makes

So, What's Important to You?

Stay True to Your Goals

Living Your Style

Working With Your Budget

Completed Budget Samples

Getting Organized

Decorating/Organizing Link

An Organized Read

Creating "Organization Central"

The Dreaded Clothing Closet

Organizing Crafting Supplies

Checklists and Worksheet

Creating a Decorating Notebook

Ideas, Tips, and Tricks

Chapter 2: Places to Shop

Retail Stores

Discount Stores

Department Stores

Home Decorating Stores

Yard and Estate Sales

Changing With the Times

Estate Sales

Flea Markets

Antique Stores

Trading, Borrowing, and Inheriting Furniture

Internet and Catalog Shopping

Ideas, Tips, and Tricks

Chapter 3: Flooring and Floor Coverings

Hard Flooring

Painting Your Floors

Carpeting and Rugs

Using Rugs to Change Your Floorscape

The Many Faces of Area Rugs

Keep Your Carpet Looking Good

Ideas, Tips, and Tricks

Chapter 4: Walls

Paint and Wallpaper

Coloring Your World

Wallpapering Your Walls

Displaying Art

The Art of Selecting Art

Creative Ways to Display Artwork

Just Hanging Out

Where to Find Art

Creative Arrangements

A New Life for Old Windows, Doors, and Shutters

Shelving

Ideas, Tips, and Tricks

Chapter 5: Windows

No-Sew Window Treatments

Materials for No-Sew Treatments

Sewing-Required Window Treatments

Finding Patterns and Ideas

Basic Window Treatments

Blinds and Shades

Ideas, Tips, and Tricks

Chapter 6: Furniture

New Furniture

Something Old, Something New

New Furniture Selection

Furniture Specifics

Reviving Used and Old Furniture

It's Not What You Think

Ideas, Tips, and Tricks

Chapter 7: Accessories

Displaying Collections

Creative Display Techniques

Lighting

Accessories With a Purpose

Purely Decorative Accessories

Accessories You Can Make

Accessories That Say "You"

Great-Smelling Home Accessories

Holiday Decorating

Chapter 8: Get Creative in Every Room

Kitchens and Dining Rooms

Necessities

Beyond Necessities

Simple Rearrangements

Bathrooms

Necessities

Beyond Necessities

Simple Rearrangements

Living Rooms

Necessities

Beyond Necessities

Simple Rearrangements

Bedrooms

Necessities

Beyond Necessities

Simple Rearrangements

Creative Doorways and Window Frames

Chapter 9: Small Spaces

One-Room Living

College Dorm Rooms

Studio Apartments

Basement Apartments

Multipurpose Furnishings

Movable Furnishings

Your Balcony as Living Space

Keeping It Private

Ideas, Tips, and Tricks

Chapter 10: Special-Purpose Spaces

Children's Rooms and Nurseries

Creative Furnishings for Kids

Fun Themes for Kids' Bedrooms

Guest Rooms

Home Offices

What's Your Office Type?

Ideas, Tips, and Tricks

Chapter 11: Storage

Creative Containment

Storage for Everything

Making Closets Smarter

Where to Shop for Storage Solutions

Ideas, Tips, and Tricks

Chapter 12: Making Your Apartment Your Home

Your Perfect Apartment Home

Working With Your Decorating Budget

Everyone Can Think Creatively

Does Decorating Ever End?

Include the Right People in Your Decorating

Now, Take a Deep Breath and Begin!

Resources

Hints, Tips, and Worksheets

Hints, Tips, and Worksheets

Helpful Terms

Project Organizer

Decorating Troubleshooting Guide

Painting Tips

Flea Market/Yard Sale Planner

Move Manner

Entertainment Manner

Accessory Inventory

Furniture Inventory

Index

About the Author

Product Details

ISBN:
9780761532477
Subtitle:
From Budgeting to Shopping, Your Idea Source for Transforming Your Apartment into a Beautiful Home
Editor:
Sternad, Denise
Author:
Dumke, Lourde
Author:
Lourdes Dumke
Author:
Sternad, Denise
Publisher:
Potter Style
Location:
Roseville, Calif.
Subject:
Decorating
Subject:
Interior decoration
Subject:
Furniture
Subject:
Apartments
Subject:
Decorating - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
70
Publication Date:
20010420
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
312
Dimensions:
9.13x7.43x.71 in. 1.13 lbs.

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